PHPStorm: The WordPress IDE

PhpStorm is a cross-platform, IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that delivers a deep integration with WordPress. Come learn how to: Navigate WordPress core like a pro Automatically format your code according to WordPress coding standards Automatically scan your code for issues Utilize advanced debugging capabilities Integrate with tools like Git, Vagrant, Composer, PHPUnit and WP-CLI Easily […]

Advanced WordPress Plugin Development

Developing or maintaining plugins that are used by large audiences requires a certain degree of fool-proofing and forward-thinking. Beyond best practices, there are a number of architecture considerations that impact ease of maintenance, usability and your ability to provide higher levels of support. We will explore a number of high-volume plugins and what they have […]

Doing AJAX in WordPress

Preview of presentation: WordPress makes AJAX easy and all too often developers write their own code for handling AJAX. The purpose of this presentation is to walk developers through the process of implementing basic AJAX functionality in themes and plugins. Topics covered will include best practices, client-side AJAX requests via jQuery, server-side processing of requests with WordPress action […]

WordPress Shortcodes

Shortcodes are commonplace in WordPress themes, plugins and even WordPress core. Whether you are a new developer looking to implement a shortcode for the first time, or are a seasoned pro; come join us as we delve into the pros, cons, gotchas, best practices and creative approaches to shortcodes. What are they? A shortcode is […]

Getting Started with Vagrant

Learn how Vagrant, a tool for creating portable development environments, can help you: Easily setup a local development environment Match your local development environment to production and avoid surprises during deployment. Share development environments with team members and get new team members up and running in record time. Easily deploy code by using providers and […]